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International Moving Advice

Whether you're moving to Europe, or moving to an international destination further afield, an international move is a very exciting and occasionally stressful time. You need to prepare well in advance to ensure your international move goes smoothly. Many of our staff at Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage have personally made moves across continents and oceans, and - of course - we've helped countless customers make the big move, too. We are happy to share our experience with you.

Plan ahead and research

An international move takes a lot of coordination and planning and you should begin to plan your move as soon as you know you're moving. Research the country you're moving to, as well as the town you'll be settling in. The more you know about the locals, customs, traditions and the day-to-day life of your new home, the quicker you'll settle in.

International moving advice & tips

Country guides

Country guides for international moves

Country guides

Country guides for some of our most popular international destinations can help you prepare for your new life abroad

Visa information

Immigration information for international moves

Make sure your visas are in order

Every country has different rules and regulations about who can enter, who needs a visa, etc. If you require a visa for the country you're moving to, ensure this is arranged before you book your tickets and will be in place before your removal.

Information on visas for some of our most popular desitinations, including: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States of America, and the United Arab Emirates


Information on getting settled after moving to a new country

Resettlement in your new country

Know what to expect in your new country. Every country has their own rules about who can enter, when they can enter, even about who and when you can move into your new home.

Information on getting settled in Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America, and the United Arab Emirates

You can also gather a bit of insight into living in Switzerland - a two part series - Moving to Switzerland part 1, and Moving to Switzerland part 2

Moving abroad with children

Advice - moving abroad with children

International moves with children

International moves with children takes a bit more planning, but with careful preparation, your children will be living like locals in no time!

Advice for your international move with children

Moving abroad with pets

Advice for international moves with pets

International moves with pets

There are things you can do to help your pet's transition to your new home abroad go smoothly and reduce their stress. You also need to consider preparations for leaving the UK and entering a new country, and for certain countries have a Pet Passport in place.

General advice for moving home with pets

Advice for international moves with pets

Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go - International moving and travel advice from the FCO (the Government)

Know Before You Go

We are partners in the Government's Know Before You Go campaign, to help UK citizens moving abroad have a safe, prepared move to a new country

Are you thinking of buying property abroad?

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has produced a very informative video with insights and some excellent advice on buying a property and living abroad. Before you make a move abroad, be sure to view it.

Know Before You Go - Moving Abroad

Information on buying property abroad, moving abroad, and international relocation from the government

Further resources for expats

Forums and other external websites that can help your move abroad and settling in go smoothly

How may we help with your international removal?

Britannia Bradshaw can help your international move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote or call 0161 877 5555 (Manchester), 0121 504 0966 (Birmingham & Coventry) and speak with an international removals specialist.

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